Eight teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are slated to begin regular season play this week.
In all, seven games are on the schedule from Friday through Sunday.
Two local teams, the Espanola Express and Blind River Beavers are slated to play.
The Elliot Lake Wildcats franchise chose to sit out this season.
There is one big change due to covid – the new style of hockey is more driven to puck play and skating because of the no contact.
Schedule for this weekend
Friday, November 13. French River Rapids at Espanola Express, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14. Espanola Express at French River Rapids, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14. Blind River Beavers at Soo Thunderbirds, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14. Hearst Lumberjacks at Cochrane Crunch, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15. Soo Thunderbirds at Blind River Beavers, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15. Cochrane Crunch at Hearst Lumberjacks, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15. Timmins Rock at Rayside Balfour Canadians, 6:30 p.m.